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Re: PL-380 earphone jack

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Michael, Joe, Mike and Jerry,
 
A professional technician tip to clear up these intermittent earphone jacks is to spray Caig De-Oxit on the earphone cord plug tip, plug it in to the jack, and rotate it around a few times. Repeat this procedure until all intermittent problems are cleared up, then wipe the earphone plug tip dry with a clean cloth, and re-insert the plug into the earphone jack a few times, continuing to dry the plug as necessary until the plug comes out of the socket in a relatively dry state. This procedure corrects the intermittent problem in about 99% of cases.
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puytallup, WA, USA)
Ex- U.S. Navy Sonar Technician
 
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael
To: ultralightdx
Sent: Thu, May 16, 2013 6:09 am
Subject: Re: [ultralightdx] Re: PL-380 earphone jack

 
Good suggestion, Joe.

I might add that I have had similar success by carefully inserting a
pencil refill-lead and very gently rubbing the contacts inside.

Michael

----- Original Message ----- From: josephrot

I might add here that many receivers 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch headphone connectors can and usually
eventually do get oxidized contacts, where you usually can not reach them to clean. polish and
lightly lube them.

One "tool" we use is to lightly saturate a "Q Tip" like cotton applicator, with quality tuner
cleaner/lube, where MOST but not ALL of the cotton at the tip is smashed to make tinier, or removed
to leave a small amount cotton on these.

Making sure that the cotton comes back to you, you might CAREFULLY insert into the headphone jack
and rotate a few times, circulating back and forth as well.

That will in many instances, clean-and-lube enough of the contacts that likely caused your initial
problems.

Again, making sure no cotton is left inside the connector, you might have to repeat the above two or
so times to really clean what can be.

You can also do the above after removing the chassis totally, thus exposing the connector more
fully, possibly gaining you better access to perform the above.

As a final note, we have done the above for a great many years on receivers of all ages, many Sat
800's, Tecsun PL's, vintage Grundigs, and others.

Headphone jacks/plugs are a constant, somewhat chronic source of exciting problems, especially as
they or the headphones being plugged in age and/or oxidation and dirty contacts set in.

Joe


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Good suggestion, Joe.

I might add that I have had similar success by carefully inserting a
pencil refill-lead and very gently rubbing the contacts inside.

Michael

----- Original Message ----- From: josephrot

I might add here that many receivers 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch headphone connectors can and usually
eventually do get oxidized contacts, where you usually can not reach them to clean. polish and
lightly lube them.

One "tool" we use is to lightly saturate a "Q Tip" like cotton applicator, with quality tuner
cleaner/lube, where MOST but not ALL of the cotton at the tip is smashed to make tinier, or removed
to leave a small amount cotton on these.

Making sure that the cotton comes back to you, you might CAREFULLY insert into the headphone jack
and rotate a few times, circulating back and forth as well.

That will in many instances, clean-and-lube enough of the contacts that likely caused your initial
problems.

Again, making sure no cotton is left inside the connector, you might have to repeat the above two or
so times to really clean what can be.

You can also do the above after removing the chassis totally, thus exposing the connector more
fully, possibly gaining you better access to perform the above.

As a final note, we have done the above for a great many years on receivers of all ages, many Sat
800's, Tecsun PL's, vintage Grundigs, and others.

Headphone jacks/plugs are a constant, somewhat chronic source of exciting problems, especially as
they or the headphones being plugged in age and/or oxidation and dirty contacts set in.

Joe


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

mike z
 

GM Jerry - pulling them out a bit sounds more like an internal jack problem. Not sure if the jack is compatible with stereo and mono. I have a couple of "whips" that go between the phones and the radios. Some are ST to mono, mono to ST, and straight thrus. Plugging and unplugging wear is pretty much limited to the jacks on the "whips".
For cleaning - I'm hooked on de-oxit red.

Mike AD1OS


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

josephrot
 

I might add here that many receivers 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch headphone connectors can and usually eventually do get oxidized contacts, where you usually can not reach them to clean. polish and lightly lube them.

One "tool" we use is to lightly saturate a "Q Tip" like cotton applicator, with quality tuner cleaner/lube, where MOST but not ALL of the cotton at the tip is smashed to make tinier, or removed to leave a small amount cotton on these.

Making sure that the cotton comes back to you, you might CAREFULLY insert into the headphone jack and rotate a few times, circulating back and forth as well.

That will in many instances, clean-and-lube enough of the contacts that likely caused your initial problems.

Again, making sure no cotton is left inside the connector, you might have to repeat the above two or so times to really clean what can be.

You can also do the above after removing the chassis totally, thus exposing the connector more fully, possibly gaining you better access to perform the above.

As a final note, we have done the above for a great many years on receivers of all ages, many Sat 800's, Tecsun PL's, vintage Grundigs, and others.

Headphone jacks/plugs are a constant, somewhat chronic source of exciting problems, especially as they or the headphones being plugged in age and/or oxidation and dirty contacts set in.

Joe

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Michael" <michael.setaazul@...> wrote:

Jerry, this not an uncommon problem with all sorts of
jack-sockets, not just in a PL-380 (although thus far mine
is ok). They don't make'em like they used to :-)

I always push the plug in with tenderness and hope
for longevity. Where possible, I leave the earphone plug
in most of the time. Sometimes you can unsolder it from
the PCB, cut the plastic away and bend the springy contacts
gently back, but this can be tricky and risky in modern radios...

Michael


----- Original Message -----
Subject: [ultralightdx] PL-380 earphone jack

Anyone out there have problems with the head phone jack.
The plug has to be wiggled or pulled about half way out to hear from them.
A friend touched up the solder joints there, still does not work properly.
Tried another pair, same thing.

Jerry WWØE


Re: PL-380 earphone jack

Michael <michael.setaazul@...>
 

Jerry, this not an uncommon problem with all sorts of
jack-sockets, not just in a PL-380 (although thus far mine
is ok). They don't make'em like they used to :-)

I always push the plug in with tenderness and hope
for longevity. Where possible, I leave the earphone plug
in most of the time. Sometimes you can unsolder it from
the PCB, cut the plastic away and bend the springy contacts
gently back, but this can be tricky and risky in modern radios...

Michael

----- Original Message -----
Subject: [ultralightdx] PL-380 earphone jack

Anyone out there have problems with the head phone jack.
The plug has to be wiggled or pulled about half way out to hear from them.
A friend touched up the solder joints there, still does not work properly.
Tried another pair, same thing.

Jerry WWØE


PL-380 earphone jack

ww0e@...
 

Anyone out there have problems with the head phone jack.
The plug has to be wiggled or pulled about half way out to hear from them.
A friend touched up the solder joints there, still does not work properly.
Tried another pair, same thing.

 
Jerry  WWØE




Re: New file uploaded to ultralightdx

Marc Coevoet
 

Op 15-05-13 20:34, ultralightdx@... schreef:

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the ultralightdx
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How does the treshold of the 310 compares tot the 310ET?

And the quality of the radio, and on LW?

Marc

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Re: How to charge Kichibo D95L ?

dave_m1ctk
 

No nothing like this, one socket for the charger / power supply another for earphones
 
The battery is a different size to the D96L which I also own
 


On 15 May 2013 13:01, myndzblank <neilgoldstein@...> wrote:
 

The picture on this site shows a coax-plug wall wart charger:

http://tecsunradio.com/2012/06/21/kchibo-kk-d95l-lithium-battery-digital-turning-portable-mini-radio/

There may be a hidden jack on the radio, or.... many of the pictures show the radio in a small docking station. Maybe there are some metal contacts on the bottom of the radio, and you need the dock to charge.

If that's the case, there are a number of universal chargers for batteries like this available on eBay and other sites.

Looks like the same battery as the one that came in my D96L, which also charged through a small coax-jack.



--- In ultralightdx@..., Dave wrote:
>
> No USB lead or socket, I will email Kchibo, see if I get a reply
>
>
> On 15 May 2013 04:08, ferrite61 wrote:
>

>



Re: How to charge Kichibo D95L ?

Neil Goldstein
 

The picture on this site shows a coax-plug wall wart charger:

http://tecsunradio.com/2012/06/21/kchibo-kk-d95l-lithium-battery-digital-turning-portable-mini-radio/

There may be a hidden jack on the radio, or.... many of the pictures show the radio in a small docking station. Maybe there are some metal contacts on the bottom of the radio, and you need the dock to charge.

If that's the case, there are a number of universal chargers for batteries like this available on eBay and other sites.

Looks like the same battery as the one that came in my D96L, which also charged through a small coax-jack.

--- In ultralightdx@..., Dave <amstereofan@...> wrote:

No USB lead or socket, I will email Kchibo, see if I get a reply


On 15 May 2013 04:08, ferrite61 <dxrx@...> wrote:


Re: How to charge Kichibo D95L ?

dave_m1ctk
 

No USB lead or socket, I will email Kchibo, see if I get a reply


On 15 May 2013 04:08, ferrite61 <dxrx@...> wrote:
 

By chance, was there a USB cable provided? Thats usually the way to charge these things. Just plug into your computer's USB socket, maybe the radio will detect this and charge the radio.

Paul S. in CT



--- In ultralightdx@..., Dave wrote:
>
> Please note this is the very tiny DSP radio not the more popular D96L. I
> plugged mine to be charged but for some reason the battery has not taken
> any change, is there a button to be pressed to activate the charging cicuit
> does anyone know I wonder ?
>
> All instructions are in Chinese so I am lost !
>
> TIA
> Dave
> UK
>



Re: How to charge Kichibo D95L ?

dave_m1ctk
 

I said D95L !


On 15 May 2013 04:57, AsitPaul.Ovi <asit.paul@...> wrote:
 

I think recharging Batteries via external charger and using on D96L will be a good option.

However, is there any button to RESET D96L?



Re: How to charge Kichibo D95L ?

AsitPaul.Ovi <asit.paul@...>
 

I think recharging Batteries via external charger and using on D96L will be a good option.

However, is there any button to RESET D96L?


4 solar flares and coronal mass ejections

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

Since 0200 UT 5/12 there have been 4 X-Class solar flares, and we're in #4 right now. The first three have CME's, no report yet on this one. Might be some interesting night-lights up north, and Seattle/Vancouver area tonite till Friday. Considerable aurora strength during daytime today, in a quiet period right now.

Short wave radio blackouts expected till the 17th according to SWPC. Generally this will occur sub-solar (under the sun's location on Earth). That means places like Cuba, Mexico, and the Carribean can be affected mid-day on SW.

Paul S. in CT


Re: How to charge Kichibo D95L ?

ferrite61 <dxrx@...>
 

By chance, was there a USB cable provided? Thats usually the way to charge these things. Just plug into your computer's USB socket, maybe the radio will detect this and charge the radio.

Paul S. in CT

--- In ultralightdx@..., Dave <amstereofan@...> wrote:

Please note this is the very tiny DSP radio not the more popular D96L. I
plugged mine to be charged but for some reason the battery has not taken
any change, is there a button to be pressed to activate the charging cicuit
does anyone know I wonder ?

All instructions are in Chinese so I am lost !

TIA
Dave
UK


How to charge Kichibo D95L ?

dave_m1ctk
 

Please note this is the very tiny DSP radio not the more popular D96L. I plugged mine to be charged but for some reason the battery has not taken any change, is there a button to be pressed to activate the charging cicuit does anyone know I wonder ?
 
All instructions are in Chinese so I am lost !
 
TIA
Dave
UK


Re: PL-310 issue

Russ Edmunds <wb2bjh@...>
 

Thanks for this - as it turns out the alarm was on, although I suspect I accidentally hit it, as it's been fine for a few days now.

Russ Edmunds
15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
Grid FN20id

FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
AM:  Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot


--- On Tue, 5/7/13, farmerik wrote:

From: farmerik
Subject: [ultralightdx] Re: PL-310 issue
To: ultralightdx@...
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:09 AM

 

I have 3 TECSUN radios which have minds of there own regarding turning them selves on or sounding the alarm at odd intervals days or weeks apart. PL-600, CR-1100, and PL-390. I have to store them without batteries or risk they will discharge them by themselves. -FARMERIK

--- In ultralightdx@..., Russ Edmunds wrote:
>
> All of a sudden my year-old PL-310 is refusing to hold the sleep timer set to the on position. It stays on well beyond the 120 minute maximum setting, and then goes off on its own hours later. I'm going to be timing it on te current setting. It's less than 24 hours, that much I know. Anyone else have this problem ?
>
> Of course if they hadn't designed this wrong in the first place by not having the default position being permanent on and the optional settings be as they are.....
>
>
> Russ Edmunds
> 15 mi NNW of Philadelphia
> Grid FN20id
>
> FM: Yamaha T-80 & Onkyo T-450RDS w/ APS9B @15'; Grundig G8
> AM:� Modified Sony ICF 2010's barefoot
>


Oklahoma ULR FM DX stations #423 & #424

bbwrwy
 

I managed to capture a two new FM DX stations via an E-skip opening yesterday.

5/11/13
1557 GMT 97.3 WGH-FM, Newport News VA (74 kW @ 1871 km/1163 mi). Country music; ID: "97.3 The Eagle" at 1600; announcement about event being cancelled at Langley Speedway; "The Eagle" ID; country music to fade-out at 1606. Station #423, Es #103.
1722 GMT 92.7 WDZZ-FM, Flint MI (3 kW @ 1386 km/861 mi). Promotional announcement about "The Tom Joyner Morning Show"; ID "R & B all day, ZZ92" at 1724 followed by UC music. Station #424, Es #104.

Relogged stations:
1629 GMT 97.3 WENJ-FM, Millville NJ. Ad for Cumberland Green Apartments at 1629 only.
1726 GMT 92.7 CJRQ-FM, Sudbury ON. "Q92.7" signal heard until 1800.

All heard on a barefoot PL-606 receiver.

Good DX everyone.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs May 12

Allen Willie
 

Hello To All,


After a bit of a dry spell two more stations were added to the Ultralight logbook last night

828 khz - ENGLAND - Gold , various tx's 00:04 UTC May 12 Gold ID's, Chris Montez song "Let's Dance , "The Greatest Hits of All Time, Gold"

Ultralight Station # 1038 Trans-Atlantic Station # 453



837 khz - ENGLAND - BBC Radio Cumbria , Burrow-in-Furness 00:10 UTC May 12 BBC ID's, talk on the British Economy

Ultralight Station # 1039 Trans-Atlantic Station # 454


Receiver: SRF-M37W barefoot


Good DX

Allen Willie
Bristol's Hope, Newfoundland


New station heard 5/10/10

bbwrwy
 

I was able to hear another new station on my Sony SRF-T615 ultralight receiver.

5/10/13
0331 GMT 540 kHz, Monroe, Louisiana (26 Watts at 646 km / 401 mi). Barely audible to poor signal under QRM by XEWA. Promo for "The Kim Komando Show", including "KMLB" call-sign, at 0331. Station #1018 (barefoot #1005).

Good DX all.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.

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